Afghanistan: Dozens killed when Taliban attack on police cadets near Kabul
June 30, Kabul: Dozens of people have been killed in Afghan capital Kabul when Taliban bombers have attacked police convoy on Thursday. Two bombs hit a convoy of buses carrying graduates from a ceremony on the city's western outskirts.
Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the media that all but two of the dead were police cadets, who were returning to Kabul from a training centre in Wardak province and were about to go on leave.
The bombing was claimed by the Taliban and follows an attack on a bus just over a week ago that killed 14 people.
Thursday's attack, the first bomber attacked one bus and when rescuers began to arrive the second drove an explosives-laden car into their vehicles, a statement by Taliban said.
Officials are still trying to confirm the precise number of dead but witnesses describe a scene of carnage.
The Oslo Times International News Network